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CGS HU103: Team E - Literature & Art from the Ancient World through the Enlightenment (Ohri) Spring 2024

About this Guide

This guide provides tips and research sources for your course and projects this semester. Please reach out if you have any questions. (See the Getting Help page for details.) No question is too big or too small, so let us know what you need!

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Finding Background Sources

Background information on the topic of your group project can help you focus and refine your research. It can provide you with a big picture context within which you can place your own work. It can provide information from reliable sources that provides a framework for readers of the report that your group produces. It can also help you identify keywords for further research of your particular topic.

Some Examples of Background Sources

Art Encyclopedias


Subject-related Encyclopedias & Dictionaries


Subject Essays, European Art (from The MET website):
(Search or browse lhrough a list of essays)

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